VIKING HEART PENDANT C.1000 AD
Iconic example is its fully evolved form. Broad borders forming the cusp and terminating as the top elements of a trefoil, a favorite Viking form. Over 1/2" height plus the loop, made by the open face mold technique. The iconic form in excellent preservation. For Vikings, the heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, all attributes of the warrior. It is said that Hrungnir, with whom Thor dueled (assisted by a sorceress), had a heart of stone. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored on a gilt neck chain for modern wear. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. Charming.